Finally! A Cool Competitor

After witnessing one generic article directory competitor after another, day in and day out, week in and week out, finally a new article directory that deserves a nod and a stand up cheer for doing something unique and deeply niche oriented:

Have a look:

Now, if we could only encourage our article directory competitors to uncloak and stop hiding who runs the sites. In this case, a whois lookup indicates that Ralph Serpe owns


Lance Winslow writes:

I agree that this is a good “specialty niche” and indeed it is good not to see just another copy or generic cheapened version of the same. In fact I had written an article not to long ago that such a ‚¬“specialty niche‚¬ could in fact serve a purpose.

I wish them well and see some synergies here for, you know what I always find interesting is the entrepreneurs will always find a way. It is similar to the famous line in Jurassic Park when the Scientist said ‚¬“Life will always find a way!‚¬

I wonder if they will add actual pictures, sketches and drawings of Art? Unfortunately the formatting is messed up on the articles and they do not have paragraph spacing on many of the articles, making them somewhat unusable.

At you could add additional categories if it looks like there is that much interest, which would serve your massive readership and article view incoming Internet surfers. You are correct this is very interesting and it makes sense really.

Comment provided November 22, 2005 at 4:18 PM


Andy Beard writes:

Aiming for a “niche” is becoming more popular, and certainly when using a script like article dashboard it is much more viable because it uses SE friendly URLs.

The route I am going to be taking is niche plus technology.

If it works, I am sure I will eventually uncloak the URLs. ;)

Comment provided November 23, 2005 at 8:07 AM


Garrett French writes:

I hope to see more directories along the lines of this art one.

Chris, would you ever license/API your backend to entrepreneurs looking to start up high quality directories?

Comment provided November 23, 2005 at 8:09 AM


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